The 20th Irish Travel Trade Awards, which will give recognition for excellence by 22 suppliers in Ireland’s travel industry for the year 2011, will include a new overall category of ‘Best Agent Friendly Supplier’.
Only owners, management, staff and home workers of licensed and bonded travel agencies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are entitled to vote – thus making the Irish Travel Trade Awards uniquely ‘by all-Ireland professionals to professionals’ and hence highly prized by the winning suppliers.
You can now vote for your favourite suppliers online at www.grantthornton.ie/irishtraveltradeawards, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 01 680 5806, or by post to: Irish Travel Trade Awards 2011, Stephen Murray, Grant Thornton, 24-26 City Quay, Dublin 2. All Voting Forms must include your travel agency licence number and will be independently audited by Grant Thornton.
Your nominations will reward overall excellence of product and/or service provided by the supplier to you, your agency and your clients during 2011. Please read the Regulations and Category Descriptions (available online and in Irish Travel Trade News) carefully before you vote.
The Irish Travel Trade Award 2011 winners will be announced, and the trophies presented, at an Awards Dinner and Industry Christmas Party to be held at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4, on Friday 25th November 2011.
1. Best Airline to Europe
2. Best Airline to North America
3. Best Long Haul Airline
4. Best Business Class Airline
5. Best Europe Destination
6. Best North America Destination
7. Best Middle East / Africa Destination
8. Best Asia / Pacific Destination
9. Best Ferry Company
10. Best Cruise Company (3/4 Star)
11. Best Cruise Company (5/6 Star)
12. Best Leisure Car Rental Company
13. Best Business Car Rental Company
14. Best Resort Transfer Company
15. Best Accommodation Provider
16. Best National Tourist Office
17. Best Travel Technology Provider
18. Best Sun Holiday Tour Operator
19. Best Ski Tour Operator
20. Best Niche Tour Operator
21. Best Long Haul Tour Operator
22. Best Agent Friendly Supplier